Regular Toastmasters Meetings

Monday February 12, 2024 7:00 PM EST to 8:20 PM EST
 

7:00-7:08 – President: Call to Order

President Call to Order Louella Jamerson

The President or Presiding Officer extends greetings to members and guests and shares the Mission Statement for our club and for Toastmasters. The President then leads the audience in a time of self-introduction and response to an ice-breaker question. A maximum of 30 seconds is allowed, per person.

The President or Presiding Officer introduces tonight’s Toastmaster and releases lectern to Toastmaster.


7:08-7:13 – Toastmaster of the Day

Toastmaster of the Day Taylor Neeley

The Toastmaster of the day sets the meeting theme and tone while introducing the evening’s program. Our Toastmaster will present the Word of the Day and examples of that word in common usage, a quote and the educational focus for the evening.

Meeting Theme, Word of the Day, Definition, and Quotes:

Theme – Living in the moment

Word of the Day – Grounded

ground·ed

/ˈɡroundəd/adjective: grounded

  1. well balanced and sensible. 
  2. mentally and emotionally stable : admirably sensible, realistic, and unpretentious

Quotes: There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”  – Dalai Lama

“We often become mentally and spiritually barren because we’re so busy.” – Franklin Graham 

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) where you are going.” Ecclesiastes 9:10 AMP

“…God offers you a peace that passes human understanding, but He won’t force His peace upon you; in order to experience it, you need to slow down long enough to sense His presence and His love. Today, as a gift to yourself, to your family, and to the world be still and claim the inner peace that is your spiritual birthright – the peace of Jesus Christ” – 365 Devotions Strength for the Day

“Today is a gift that’s why it’s called the present” – Anonymous 

”Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring — what your life will be! For you are like vapor that appears for a little while, then vanishes.“ James 4:14 CSB


7:13-7:14 -The General Evaluator

General Evaluator Sara Buffington-Johnson

The General Evaluator leads the evaluation team and ensures the evaluation roles are covered. They evaluate everything that takes place during the meeting.

The General Evaluator Introduces the rest of the evaluation team.


The Evaluation Team

7:14-7:15 – Speech Evaluators

Evaluator Karen Church

The Speech Evaluator evaluates one of the speeches in tonight’s meeting, explaining what they will be looking for in the speech and the feedback they will give at the end of the night.

7:15-7:16 – Ah Counter

Ah Counter Open

The Ah Counter explains the value of identifying filler words and hesitations that were used in our speech tonight.

They count and record filler words such as “ah”, “er”, and “um”. At the end of the night, the Ah Counter reports on our filler word usage at the end of meeting.

7:16-7:17 – Grammarian

Grammarian Debra Loader

The Grammarian identifies proper use of the English language and recognizes the use of the word of the day.

7:17-7:18 – Timer

Timer Kimberly Eddy

The Timer times each person’s presentation to ensure accurate use of the allotted times.


Speeches

7:19-7:20 – Toastmaster introduces the first speech evaluator
Evaluator 2 Open

The Speech Evaluator will discuss the purpose and objectives for the first speech, as well as the length of the speech.

The Toastmaster reads the prepared introduction for Speech #1 before releasing the lectern to Speaker #1.

7:20-7:27 – Speaker 1

Speaker Open

7:27-7:28 – The Toastmaster summarizes the first speech, and introduces the second Speech Evaluator.
Evaluator 3 Karen Church

The Speech Evaluator will discuss the purpose and objectives for the first speech, as well as the length of the speech.

The Toastmaster reads the prepared introduction for Speech #2 before releasing the lectern to Speaker #2

7:28-7:35 – Speaker 2

Speaker 2 Louella Jamerson
Other Manual or Non Manual Speech: Custom Speech 5 to 7 minutes (evaluation form)

5 to 7 minutes


Table Topics

7:35-7:36 – Toastmaster Introduces the Topics Master

7:36-7:51 – Table Topics

Table Topics Phil Portman

Table Topics provides an opportunity for others to practice impromptu speaking, with creative questions. Once Table Topics is complete, the Topics Master returns the lectern to the Toastmaster.


7:51-8:04 – Evaluations

Evaluation Team Sara Buffington-Johnson

The Toastmaster summarizes the speech portion of the meeting, and introduces the General Evaluator.

General Evaluator and the Evaluation Team

Each speech evaluator discusses the speech, with its strengths, areas for improvement (Glow and Grow), followed by evaluations by the rest of the Evaluation Team:

  • The Ah Counter details the improper use of filler words.
  • Our Grammarian will evaluate our use of the English language and the Word of the Day.
  • The Timer will give their report on how well we kept to the allotted times.

The General Evaluate will present an overall review before returning the lectern to the Toastmaster.

The Toastmaster makes closing comments before turning the lectern over to the President or Presiding Officer.

8:04-8:15 – Closing

The VP of Education seeks to fill roles for upcoming meetings.

VP Fills Roles for Next Louella Jamerson

The President invites input from our guests, summarizes upcoming events, and deals with any club business.

President Closes SHEILA JOHNSON
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